Stephen King on NBC: Obama Like JFK, People 'Hateful' Toward Both

November 8th, 2011 3:25 PM

Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today, author Stephen King touted his new novel about the Kennedy assassination, "11/22/63," and saw parallels between Kennedy and Barack Obama: "...both men who hadn't had a lot of political experience who vaulted to national prominence, beautiful wives, beautiful children, and also that whole component of people who feel almost hateful toward those people." [Audio available here]  [View video after the jump]      

Touting his own book on Kennedy on MSNBC's October 31 Hardball, host Chris Matthews condemned the "viciously right-wing" forces in Dallas, Texas that saw JFK as a "traitor" and then seemed to link them to the assassination.